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Curriculum Overview

We are extremely proud of the ambitious, broad and balanced curriculum we offer to all of our learners. We are committed to providing children with the best life chances possible, irrespective of their background or starting point. We deliver the most powerful knowledge-rich curriculum to our learners with the view to their development as global citizens able to make a positive contribution in the local and wider communities of the future.

What is a knowledge-rich curriculum? 

A knowledge-rich curriculum at Washwood Heath Academy: 

  • places powerful and rich knowledge at the heart of the curriculum.

  • has carefully chosen content.

  • embraces diversity and develops character.

  • is organised in a coherent way, ensuring it builds knowledge and skills from year to year.

  • is cumulative, constructing firm foundations from which children can build conceptual understanding and skills over time.

  • is an entitlement for every child, regardless of background.

  • is coherent and ensures that teaching does not jump from topic to topic, but enables children to develop knowledge and skills, foster curiosity and ignite a love of learning.

To find out more about our curriculum for Key Stages 3 & 4, please contact Mr Hobson on enquiry@washwood.academy.

To find out more about our curriculum for Key Stage 5, please contact Mr Antell on enquiry@washwood.academy

Curriculum Intent


Key Stage 4 Courses available:


English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Combined Science, Triple Science, Religious Studies, PSHE.

GCSE Options Subjects: 

Art, Drama, Music, Photography, Media, Design Technology, Business Studies, Construction, French, Urdu, History, Geography.

BTEC Options Subjects: 

Enterprise, Health and Social Care, Child Development, Sport, Information Technology, Media.